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Derek Vouri-Richard


Email: [[e|dvouririchard]]
Research Interests: Media and Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Visual Culture, History of American Media and Technology, American Capitalism, Late Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century U.S. Cultural and Intellectual History

Derek Vouri-Richard is pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies. He came into William
and Mary’s graduate program with an M.A. in Film Studies. His scholarly interests include
studying the visual culture, technological and communication developments, and economic
transformations within the U.S. culture throughout the late nineteenth century and twentieth
century. He is particularly interested in the ways in which electricity and corporate capitalism
interrelate with the developing visual culture throughout this historical process. His current
research concerns the development of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company
throughout the end of the nineteenth century and twentieth century.
M.A., Film Studies – Ohio University (2015)
B.A., Honors in Film and Media Studies, English Minor – Ball State University (2013)
Courses Taught
Cinema and the Modernization of U.S. Culture (T.A., William and Mary, Spring 2018), World Cinema History (T.A., Ohio University, Fall 2013), Documentary Films (T.A., Ohio University, Spring 2014), Classical Hollywood Cinema (Standalone, Ohio University, Spring 2015)